1151. Larus glaucus

1151.Glaucous Gull.
LARUS GLAUCUS.
Larus glaucus, Fabricius, Faun. Groenl, p. 100 (1780) ; Naum. x. p. 350, Taf. 264 : Hewitson, ii. p. 504, pl. cxli. fig. 2 ; Gould, B. of E. v. pl. 432 ; id. B. of Gt. Brit. v. pl. 57 ; Dresser, viii. p. 433, pl. 605 : Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 290 ; Saunders, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 299 ; id. Manual, p. 679 ; Ridgway, p. 26 ; Lilford, vi. p. 59, pl. 26 ; L. barrovianus, Ridgway, Auk, 1886, p. 330 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1019.
Eismowe, German ; Burgemeester, Dutch ; Hvitmafr, Icel. ; Graamaage, Dan. ; Stor Hvidvinget-maage, Norweg. ; Hvittrut, Swed. ; Iso-lokki, Pormestari, Finn. ; Morskaia-Tschaika, Russ.
Male ad. (Greenland). Mantle very pale blue-grey, rest of plumage pure white ; bill yellow with a red patch towards the tip of the lower mandible ; legs light flesh-colour ; iris light yellow, the edge of the eyelid vermilion. Culmen 3.1, wing 13.6, tail 8.5, tarsus 2.8 inch.
Hab. The Arctic regions of the Old and New Worlds ; in winter passing south to the coasts of Europe as far south as the Mediterranean (rarely), the Black Sea. and North Caspian ; in Asia to Japan ; in America to Long Island and the Great Lakes.
In habits it resembles L. marinus, and like that bird builds a bulky nest of dry grass, seaweeds, &c., or utilizes a depression in the ground, lining it scantily with grass. Its 3 eggs resemble those of L. marinus, but are subject to rather more variation both in ground-colour and markings.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1151. Larus glaucus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1151
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
837
Common name: 
Glaucous Gull
M_ID: 
4546
M_CN: 
Glaucous Gull
M_SN: 
Larus hyperboreus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10262

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